When I say I’ve been looking for new stories? This is definitely something new. It’s a new take on fake dating, and better yet, it’s sapphic. It was a cute and yet also intense read and I loved every moment of it.
Fly with Me by Angie Burke is a sweet story of an airline pilot named Stella and a nurse named Olive meet in a very shocking way but cannot seem to stay away from each other. They overcome their own internal struggles to to be able to be together.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for granting me free access to the advanced digital copy of this book.
Thank you St. Martin's Griffin and NetGalley for the eARC of Fly With Me! All opinions in this review are my own.
I know this is very early in the year to say this but I think Fly With Me is going to be my favorite read of this year. I absolutely adored Stella and Olive! Olive had me laughing from the opening chapter and I looked forward to reading it every time I picked the book up. As I say constantly, fake dating is my favorite romance trope so I was an easy sell for reading Fly With Me in the first place but the depth and range of emotions that the characters go through is so good! I can't believe this was only Andie Burke's debut and I am impatiently awaiting Derek's story in her next book!
This was a wonderful, cute sapphic that also touched on some heavier topics. I fell in love with the characters and this will definitely be a book I recommend to others!
This was a good read and every bit a rom-com, the characters were so cute you just fall in love with them. There was so much good content and depth to the story that it kept me wanting to continue.
Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. A wonderful, adorable, heartfelt romance. Read this while traveling and let it sweep you off your feet and into the air.
A cute sapphic read that dives into themes of anxiety, grief, toxic relationships and sexism in the workplace.
The romance that blossomed between Olive and Stella was adorable and really resonated with me. I really enjoyed the overall plot but some of the subplots **cough** the toxic ex-gf **cough** added unnecessary drama that wasn’t really relevant to the overall story. I enjoyed the way the author explored the toxic family relationships — i felt like it wasn’t fully resolved in the end which felt very realistic. Overall I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in a sweet sapphic romance between a Nurse and Pilot.
final rating: 3.75 ⭐️
I loveeee a good romcom to break up my (usually) depressing reading taste, and this book is no exception, The uniqueness of a meet cute in the sky was adorable—what WILL these romance authors come up with next??—and pairing that with the fake-dating trope (a classic) just set Fly With Me up for success. There's also something that just hits a little different with sapphic romance...heavier on the angst, maybe? I eat it up every time.
Thank you to St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to read and review. I will happily post about this book on my channels when the SMP Boycott has been lifted.
This was a great debut! I really enjoyed both characters. The conflicts and struggles with each character were really deep. I'm excited to see where this author goes with their next book.
This was such a cute romance novel. I really enjoyed this debut?? The writing was perfectly paced but definitely would’ve loved to see more of a closure on a few things!
Thank you, Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for the gifted e-book! ❤️ #gifted. My review is comprised of my honest thoughts.
This was a light, fun, loving story. The characters are so likable. I loved the anxiety representation. The couple is great.
Ugh, I wanted to love this one - but unfortunately, it was struggling with a bit of plot and obstacle overload. Each character had so much going on in their respective lives (realistic, I know), but so hard to keep track of everything and care about everything equally.
I do love a good fake dating situation - and always love the slow realization of feelings - and that was a positive in this story. Although, I will say there was a bit of insta-love situation on one side and it didn't feel too realistic.
It's hard to pinpoint what exactly didn't work for me, beyond the overwhelming amount of obstacles happening in the character's lives.
Really liked this cute wlw story. I liked how there was actual growth of the characters, unlike a lot of romance books.
Fly with Me was different from many of the romance stories I have read recently because the subject matter it covered was much heavier than many of the "lighter" romance books. Having characters battling with loss, depression, anxiety, and caretaking was very interesting and made the connection between these two much more real and relatable because they weren't perfect and were dealing with very real and difficult issues. The writing style was very easy to read and the chemistry was very clear between Stella and Olive. There was a really good mix of a slow burn and some spice that kept me wanting to know what happens next. Really loved reading this one.
Many thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for providing me with this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
A little on the long side. I have no real strong feelings, it was just there and was an ok way to spend the time.
Fake dating at its finest. Olive has a fear of flying, but she wants to run a marathon in her brother's honor. Problem is she needs to get on a plane to do it. On said plane, a person has a medical emergency and nurse Olive comes to the rescue. She's praised and co-pilot Stella is also thankful. The two road trip to Orlando and on the way they make a plan to fake date. Of course they fall in love and those parts are so light and airy, but there are also some hard topics discussed throughout the book. I like the balance this provided.
2.5 stars. I really wanted to like this. Sapphic fake dating?! Bring it on! Stella was a hard character to like and I did not enjoy their relationship at all. This fell super flat for me.
I really enjoyed this. Although there are quite a few serious topics - mental health & anxiety, death of a family member, family illness and a heavy dose of misogyny, there also a lot of laughs and Olive is just so sweet. I think this is a great debut and I would definitely check out whatever Andie Burke writes next.
"Fly away with me" is a gripping angsty romance that doesn't shy away from exploring the depths of pain and heartache. I was completely invested into this story from the very beginning to the very last page.